Parenting & Family Support Services

Unique theatre experience for babies in Ballaghaderreen

Ballaghaderreen Family Resources Centre will host a unique theatre adventure for babies on Tuesday, October 19 next. The "I AM BABA" production is a theatre adventure for babies created by internationally renowned theatre director Anna Newell (www.annanewell.co.uk) and composer David Goodall. Their shows for early years have...

Anam Cara bereavement support meeting for parents in Galway and Mayo

A support meeting for bereaved parents in counties Galway and Mayo will be hosted online on Monday, September 20 next at 7pm. The event is coordinated by Anam Cara - the all-island support organisation for bereaved parents and families - and will be hosted by Jannah...

Online support and information meeting for bereaved parents

Anam Cara - the all-island support organisation for bereaved parents and families - will host a helpful information night online on Thursday evening, September 16 next at 7pm. This event has been coordinated to help give grieving parents a chance to listen to an experienced professional...

September events at the South Roscommon Family Resource Centre

The South Roscommon Family Resource Centre has an action-parked programme of events with a strong focus on wellness this September. The Parent and Toddler Group will meet on Tuesday, September 7 from 10am to 10.30am for a walk in Roscommon Town Park (the castle entrance) -...

Free webinar on pre and post-natal emotional wellbeing

HSE Senior Clinical Psychologists Dr Jeananne Garavan and Dr Clare Thynne will hose a free online webinar about pre and post-natal emotional wellbeing on Tuesday, September 14 next. In regular times having a baby can be both a joyful and worrisome experience. Because of the coronavirus pandemic,...

Support for bereaved parents in Galway and Mayo

Anam Cara - the all-island support organisation for bereaved families - provides free online and face-to-face bereavement support for parents and families after the death of a child. Mindful that people are enduring particularly difficult times with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the organisation is forgoing a...

Covid-19 has presented challenges and opportunities for infants and families

Did you know that this week (June 7-13) is Infant Mental Health Awareness Week? To mark the occasion the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) Special Interest Group in Perinatal and Infant Mental Health (SIGPIMH) has revealed fascinating insights into the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had...

Self care advice for families dealing with substance abuse

Mayo Drug and Alcohol Family Support continues its programme of online self-care classes with a talk on sleep later today, Wednesday, May 19 by sleep therapist Motty Varghese. Supported by the Western Region Drugs Task Force, the Mayo Drug and Alcohol Family Support initiative helps families...

Public webinar: Managing families through challenging times

An online seminar about managing families through challenging times will be hosted by Bealach Nua on Wednesday morning, May 26 next. The Bealach Nua project is co-produced by Mental Health Ireland and the HSE. It provides (free non-waiting list) peer support to people who may be caring...

Pathways to Parenthood for the LGBTI+ Community

To mark International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2021, The Family Resource Centres (FRC) Western Region LGBT+ Network is delighted to announce an informative and FREE online event called ‘Pathways to Parenthood for the LGBTI+ Community’. This event will take place on Monday, May 17...

Logon details for Minding Mothers: Minding Babies webinar

When: May 5, 2021 10AM (Irish time) Topic: Minding Mother: Minding Babies Webinar Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86326449361?pwd=UEFNYVNrdGRiL0hPYmNrSTA5MXZmUT09 Passcode: 239557 Or One tap mobile : US: +19294362866,,86326449361#,,,,*239557# or +13017158592,,86326449361#,,,,*239557# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 929 436 2866 or +1...

Ballaghaderreen Common Sense Parenting course via Zoom

Parents are invited to take part in a 6 week Common Sense Parenting Programme, via Zoom, conducted by Ballaghaderreen Family Resource Centre, starting on May 4th, 2021. The course is open to parents of children aged 0-6 years. Please contact 086 6048560 for further information.   More on Children...